Friday, May 20, 2011
1. Eagle Nebula
These eerie, dark, pillar-like structures - part of the Eagle Nebula - are columns of cool, interstellar hydrogen gas and dust that serve as incubators for new stars - Hubble Space Telescope 1995.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
1. House on the Rock, Spring Green, Wisconsin
60-metre-long promenade cantilevered over a valley photo source
Peculiar, eclectic, kooky. It’s been described as a combination of Yoda’s cottage and Barbarella’s spaceship, a bizarre collection gathered in a house highlighted by the Infinity Room, a 60-metre-long glass-and-steel promenade cantilevered over a valley.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. And this means that the traveler is better to follow the rules of foreign countries, no matter how absurd they might seem to be. Some of them might look to be more related to the culture of the country where you are arriving, while the others seem to make no sense at all!
1. Please, no bear wrestling in Alabama, USA
Creating a law is a long, difficult process - which means bear wrestling must have been a really big problem in Alabama. In fact, that's how "Bear" Bryant, a man who would become the legendary University of Alabama football coach, earned his nickname.
Now you might be thinking bear wrestling is outlawed by extension of another law, maybe one barring cruelty to animals or animal fighting of any kind - be it dog, rooster or bear - but no. Alabama devotes an entire section of its legal code to bear wrestling-related offenses, which make everything from training a bear to wrestle to charging admission to a bear wrestling match a class B felony.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
6. Nevada Solar One, USA
Nevada Solar One is a concentrated solar power plant, with a nominal capacity of 64 MW and maximum capacity of 75 MW. The project required an investment of $266 million USD and electricity production is estimated to be 134 million kilowatt hours per year.